Residential Driveways and Parking Standards

  • Single-lane driveways shall be between 8 feet and 12 feet.
  • Double-lane driveways shall be between 20 feet and 24 feet.
  • Double-track, wheel strip, or ribbon driveways are permitted as follows:
    • The first two feet of the entire driveway width, measured from the property line, must be paved, or covered with an allowed material.
    • The wheel strip shall be at least 18 inches in width.
    • The area between the wheel strips must be landscaped with living ground cover.
  • Driveways may be designed with impervious or semi-pervious materials, such as concrete, asphalt, macadam, brick, and stone. a) Gravel and crushed stone are permitted for residential driveways accessing parking areas with up to 10 spaces. Additional application of these types of material may be permitted with approval of the City Planner.
  • Maximum coverage of front yard. Driveways cannot cover for more than 30% of the front yard of a lot

Permit Required

  • Paving Permits are required for installing driveways and vehicle parking areas. Requirements:
    • The dimension of each side of the lot.
    • The boundaries, with dimensions, of existing and proposed paving on the lot and location and dimensions of parking spaces.
    • The location and dimensions of any buildings or other structures on the lot.
    • The type of the sub-base.
  • Paving done in the public right-of-way or connecting to a city street requires a Right-of-Way Permit.

Parking Requirements

  • All spaces, unless otherwise noted, shall be in the driveway, connected to the driveway, or right-of-way providing direct access the parking space.
  • Parking of motorcycles and personal vehicles is not allowed in front yards except on driveways, permitted parking areas, or within structures.
  • Trailers, motor homes, recreational vehicles, boats, or other similar vehicles may be parked as follows:
    • Recreational vehicles are allowed seasonally from May 1st to October 15th to be stored in the front yard or corner built-to zone if they are located on an approved driveway surface.
    • Recreational vehicles can be stored in the side or rear yards.
    • Recreational vehicles must be kept in good repair and carry a current license and registration.
    • A maximum of two recreational vehicles can be stored out of doors on a lot at a time; there is no limit as it relates to vehicles within fully enclosed structures.
  • No person shall park, store, abandon, or permit to remain on any premises in the City, including a public or private street any inoperable or partially dismantled motor vehicle.
  • Inoperable vehicles or partially dismantled motor vehicles shall be parked or stored inside a garage or accessory building. Additional information on inoperable motor vehicle regulations can be found in Chapter 22-13 Inoperable or Wrecked Motor Vehicle.